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Schopenhauerism

[ shoh-puhn-hou-uh-riz-uhm ]
/ ˈʃoʊ pənˌhaʊ əˌrɪz əm /
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noun
the philosophy of Schopenhauer, who taught that only the cessation of desire can solve the problems arising from the universal impulse of the will to live.
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Origin of Schopenhauerism

First recorded in 1880–85; Schopenhauer + -ism
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How to use Schopenhauerism in a sentence

  • Fancy what it might have been, this long exposition of sheer Schopenhauerism in three dramas and a fore-play!

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